Sweet Potato (Yam) Pie

Ingredients

  • 2 cups mashed sweet potatoes
  • 1/4 pound butter, softened
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 (9 inch) unbaked piecrust

Directions
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). In a mixing bowl, combine the sweet potatoes, butter, egg yolks, brown sugar, salt, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and evaporated milk. Mix together well. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form; add 1/4 cup sugar and fold into sweet potato mixture. Pour into pie shell and bake at 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) for 10 minutes. Reduce heat and bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes or until firm.

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